PGM Code – 434U
Program Description Family Support Studies is a unique program at the college which has received national recognition. Coursework provides education and training to students currently working or desiring to work with individuals and their families using Family Support practice and principles. The approach nurtures families’ healthy development by looking at families’ strengths, connecting families to community resources, and supporting and empowering parents to become advocates for their families.
This Associate in Applied Science-T (AAS-T) is professional technical degree with a core of general education courses commonly accepted in transfer. Professional-technical degrees are not designed for transfer to other colleges or universities. Several four-year colleges and universities have specific bachelor’s degree programs that accept the AAS-T degree: Evergreen State College, Antioch University, Seattle Pacific University, University of Phoenix, and City University.
Students seeking to transfer to degree programs other than those specifically designed for the AAS-T should consider the Associate of Arts or the Associate of Science degree, which are specifically designed for transfer to four-year colleges and universities.
Common Course Numbering Please refer to www.edcc.edu/ccn for more information.
Credit/Grade Requirements The AAS-T degree is awarded upon completion of 90 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses. Students who have completed core course work for a human services or early childhood degree may only need to complete the 20 FSS credits specific to the Family Support AAS-T requirements.
Transfer of Credit Non-family support credits will transfer from any accredited college to satisfy all non-family support requirements. To transfer non-family support credits, students must request an evaluation of their college transcripts through the college registration office. This should be done during the student’s first quarter at the college.
Cultural Diversity Requirement All students earning degrees and certificates of 45 credits or more must meet a cultural diversity (CD) requirement by completing courses marked as “CD” on the requirement sheet and/or “Meets Cultural Diversity Requirement” in the quarterly class schedule. Those courses may also be used to fulfill other requirements of the degree or certificate.
Students are advised to
- Consult with a Family Support Studies faculty adviser quarterly for course selection and completion of degree requirements and plan their schedule several quarters in advance (Note: All decisions on selection of courses are ultimately the responsibility of the student),
- Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
- Meet with an adviser of the college they plan to transfer to review specific admission requirements.
Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall. Note applications for summer quarter are due by the 8th day of the quarter.
College Website | www.edcc.edu
How to Enroll | www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer Center | www.edcc.edu/transfer
College Bookstore | www.edcc.edu/bookstore
Advising Appointments | 425.640.1458
The adviser for this program is
Helen Nissani | firstname.lastname@example.org | 425.640.1163
Family Support Services | www.edcc.edu/fss